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British Dictionary definitions for tepefy

tepefy

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become tepid
Derived Formstepefaction (ˌtɛpɪˈfækʃən), noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin tepēre
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Historical Examples

  • With this Alfred, however, he was conscious of a glacial current, which not all the young man's cordiality could tepefy.

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